Former NFL coach Tony Dungy gave U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock a biblical lesson about abortion Tuesday after the Georgia Democrat described himself as a “pro-choice” pastor.
Dungy, a pro-life Christian and former Super Bowl winner with the Indianapolis Colts, pointed the politician to a Bible verse that recognizes the value of human life in the womb, according to The Daily Wire.
“It all comes down to what you believe about the organism growing inside the mother. Is it a life or not? If it is just growing tissue then your ‘choice’ makes sense. If it’s a life then it’s obviously not OK to choose to end it. What does your Bible tell you it is? Psalm 139:16,” Dungy wrote on Twitter Tuesday in response to a statement by Warnock defending abortion.
Psalm 139:16 states, “Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”
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Warnock, a pro-abortion Democrat, represents Georgia in the U.S. Senate and serves as the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. He repeatedly uses his Christian faith to try to justify his support for the killing of unborn babies in abortions.
On Monday, he did so again in response to news about a leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that would overturn Roe v. Wade.
“As a pro-choice pastor, I’ve always believed that a patient’s room is way too small for a woman, her doctor, and the United States government. I’ll always fight to protect a woman’s right to choose. And that will never change,” Warnock said.
That comment prompted Dungy to correct the “pro-choice” pastor about Christian teachings. Later, Dungy posted another comment responding to claims that he wants the government to push his religious beliefs on others.
“I’m not talking to the Supreme Court, the general public, or anyone who doesn’t believe the Bible,” he wrote on Twitter. “If you don’t believe the Bible I get it. I’m talking to the ‘Christian pastor’ who professes to follow the Bible but thinks we’re free to ‘choose’ when to end another person’s life.”
Warnock, who is running for re-election, has a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record in the Senate, according to the National Right to Life Committee.
Recently, he co-sponsored a bill nicknamed the Abortion Without Limits Up to Birth Act, which would force states to legalize abortions without limits and force taxpayers to pay for them. The Senate rejected the bill in February with all Republicans and one Democrat voting against it.
Other Christians also have urged Warnock to stop advocating for the killing of unborn babies in abortions, including former NFL player Benjamin Watson.
“A pastor knows the value of human life,” Watson said earlier this year. “A senator knows how to support mother AND child. Sir, you know better. Stop being scared.”
In 2020 while Warnock was campaigning, a group of pastors sent him a letter urging him to recognize that unborn babies are “sacred human persons” who deserve protections under the law.
Since Roe in 1973, more than 63 million unborn babies and hundreds of mothers have died in supposedly “safe, legal” abortions. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering reversing this deadly ruling through the Mississippi case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. A ruling is expected this summer.